It’s unfair to compare Obamacare to the Titanic

Here’s a great one from the web. Peggy Noonan’s column in the Wall Street Journal, which inspired this cartoon, is available here. Seriously, though, through this entire Obamacare disaster nobody has been held responsible. And, Noonan makes a great point. Obama wants government to be the Big Brother who looks out for everyone, who takes care of all of our problems. Of course, Big Brother needs a great reputation to do this. But, that’s apparently another one of the things, in a very long list, Obama doesn’t understand.

… there is the enduring mystery of why the president, who in his career has attempted to persuade the American people to have greater faith in and reliance on the federal government’s ability to help, continues to go forward with an astounding lack of interest in the reputation of government.

He talks but he doesn’t implement, never makes it work. He allows the IRS under his watch to be humiliated by scandal, waste, ill judgements prompted by ideological assumptions. He allows his signature program, the one that will make his name in the history books, to debut in failure. In response he says bland, rounded words that leave you wondering what just got said.

I guess that the one good thing about having Obama in office is that he has further diminished many people’s faith in government. Perhaps when people stop believing that Big Government can solve their problems they will begin taking responsibility for solving them themselves.

About Mike
A resident of the “30 square miles surrounded by reality,” I spend most of my time teaching economics and statistics to undergraduate students. I enjoy, naturally, economics and business, but also science (I was once an astronomical observatory assistant), politics, photography, food, travel and sports. Madison has grown quite a bit since 1978 when Governor Lee Dreyfus made that remark. According to Wikipedia, Madison is 67.3 square miles of land and 16 square miles of water. Visit for one of my favorite views of the isthmus. Or, why not come visit us!

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